Artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, organs-on-chips, and bioprinting open new horizons for pharma. Let’s peek into the future of drug production with a short story of Brian Mahony and read about what we need to reach such a future in The Medical Futurist’s latest e-book entitled Technologies Shaping the Future of Pharma.

Blockchain already earned the buzzword of the year award, so it is high time to address the elephant in the room. Is it really there? If it is, will it really change everything? How will it impact healthcare?

A new digital pain reduction kit was designed in a partnership between Samsung Health, the German pharma giant, Bayer, healthcare start-up appliedVR, the Travelers insurance company and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, announced Dr. Brennan Spiegel. The set will be tested in a randomized trial to reduce opioids and speed up the return to work […]



Future of Medicine

The Most Exciting Medical Technologies of 2017

It is almost a tradition for me to publish predictions for the coming year. I do not mean to disappoint you this year either, so here you find some thoughts about the top medical technologies of 2017.

Cyborgization Empowered Patients

What Is Living With An Artificial Pancreas Like?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition with no cure. It requires constant attention from the patient and his or her environment. Now, artificial pancreas is coming into the everyday-life of diabetes patients to unburden them and enable them to live a normal life. I had a great conversation with the inventor of the DIY pancreas, Dana Lewis to get to know how it feels like to elevate life with diabetes to a whole new level.

The Bionic Pancreas Might Not Be Far

For years, we have been talking about the possibility of improving the lives of diabetes patients with technology. A few weeks ago, I shared 8 reasons why we face extraordinary times in diabetes. Now The Smithsonian Magazine published a story about a device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon when needed. Just like how the pancreas does.

Imagine seeing your bionic pancreas in action on your smartphone. We might not be far from this. Check out this story.

Why Is Measuring Data About Your Condition Worth It?

This is not a new story but I’m always fascinated when I read it again and again. Doug Kanter measured data about his life, his condition, blood sugar levels and every details that could have been relevant.

Later, he published his findings and what he learnt during the process. Amazing read and a perfect proof for those against measuring health data as patients that this can lead to better health and disease management. After some time, he realized that his average blood sugar levels became lower due to self-management.

Doug released a service, Databetes, to help other patients with diabetes better manage their condition.

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